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Hillside Shire Horse Sanctuary

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Safest place for animals in need

A remarkable charity looking after 3000 misplaced, unwanted and unloved animals. Hillside don't... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
ernie09Kent
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Brilliant day out

Wonderful place to visit and see the rescued animals so very well cared for Horses, pigs, goats etc... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
JaneM3381
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Satellite Navigation Street Sandy Lane, West Runton, Cromer NR27 9QH, England
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+44 1603 736200
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed June 28, 2015

Good value here and a lovely place for families. Not just horses but loads of other animals to see and find out about. Play area and picnic tables make it a good day out for younger children. Loads of information about what the place offers...More

6  Thank Yumyum66
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed April 11, 2015

We visited this attraction on a recommendation from a family member who went two years ago. It is, as described to us, a well presented and smart site, perfect if you like horses. There are other animals such as goats, fowl, rhea, sheep to keep...More

11  Thank tthalliday1
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All reviews animal lovers well worth a visit lovely place gift shop few hours cake various animals guinea pigs couple of hours keep up the good work lovely afternoon beautiful animals their lives lots of space nice cafe entrance fee on display
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Reviewed 1 week ago

A remarkable charity looking after 3000 misplaced, unwanted and unloved animals. Hillside don't only look after animals, they campaign against poor animal welfare practices, research and even help prosecute when animal abuse is identified. Well done Hillside!

Thank ernie09Kent
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wonderful place to visit and see the rescued animals so very well cared for Horses, pigs, goats etc all lounging around in fields or in stables. Lovely, animal - friendly cafe where we ate a a delicious lunch and bought cakes to take home We...More

Thank JaneM3381
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We’re not an avid horse fans but we loved this place. There’s something very peaceful about it and also thought provoking. Lovely, calm place and our utmost respect to the people who work here and dedicate themselves to the care of the animals. Highly recommend.

Thank Lucy B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We spent seveal hours walking about there are many intersting exhibits and small bric a brac areas A super range of animals and lovely horses The cafe is good place to regoup your energies

Thank Scowp
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I have to admit that i wasn't expecting much (other half wanted to go - but i wasn't too keen)...but i was pleasantly surprised. The animals are really well looked after...all their enclosures were clean and they had fresh food and water. Not only were...More

Thank Citytraveller38
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A nice day out seeing all the rescued horses ponies. Sheep pigs and other animals. Nice to see someone looks after them.

Thank janine1012016
Reviewed October 8, 2018 via mobile

Lovely setting and obviously doing an amazing job caring for all the animals. It’s an idyllic setting and there are much more than horses there so made for a pleasant hour or so. I was glad I didn’t have young kids with me though as...More

Thank MulberryThet4d
Reviewed October 3, 2018

Love this place, we have visited twice this year. All the staff and volunteers are doing a fantastic job looking after these animals, I recommend everyone who visits this area to visit this place and you will fall in love aswell.

Thank _karen_hancox1
Reviewed October 1, 2018

Not particularly a horse lover but the better half does like looking at Shire horses. Easy to find, easy to park and a friendly welcome. For us oldies it was only a fiver each which was money well spent. Didn’t expect to but I did...More

Thank 7276gb
Reviewed September 29, 2018

Hillside was far better than expected, really interesting and they have more than just horses.They rescue Donkeys , goats , pigs and much more. There is an option to adopt some of their animals at a very reasonable cost , currently £10 per year. There...More

Thank Steve J
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Maria T
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Response from Sheila C | Reviewed this property |
I am sorry, I really can’t answer that as I didn’t look when we were there.
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Maggie_Taylor026
September 21, 2017|
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Response from Carolj28 | Reviewed this property |
Yes I think they close on Fridays and Saturdays !
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Grace P
September 18, 2017|
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Response from Dottyds3 | Reviewed this property |
Yes there is this includes an adoption of one of the animals that can be gifted to someone else .
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